I can’t think of a easier way to introduce lucid dreaming—in all of its wonder, complexity and variety—than by watching these 3 inspiring TEDx talks.
All told, we’re talking about 35 minutes. Enjoy.
1. Thomas Peisel. (12 minutes) First up, we have Thom Peisel at TEDxLowerEastSide in New York in late 2013. Peisel has an approachable style, a sense of adventure and an infectious optimism that makes for the perfect introduction into self-awareness in your dreams. He also co-wrote, along with Dylan Tuccillo and Jared Zeizel, Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics — highly recommended as well.
2. Tim Post. (14 min). Presenting at TEDxTwenteU in 2013, Tim Post brings his scientific mind to the topic of lucid dreaming, with a special focus on the neuroscience of memory. Tim shows how lucid dreaming is a serious topic that has promise to solve many scientific mysteries about consciousness and the creative mind. Tim, by the way, wrote a chapter in my edited scholarly collection on lucid dreaming about the state of lucid dreaming education.
3. Charlie Morley. (9 min) At TedxSan Diego in 2011, Charlie Morley gives a short but rapturous presentation on the spiritual possibilities of lucid dreaming. His focus is the mindfulness of sleep and dreams, a holistic approach he has helped pioneer based on the integration of Tibetan Buddhism and western psychology. He also speaks so lovingly of the nightmare, one of my favorite topics. Charlie has written two books on lucid dreaming: first his brilliant take on lucid dreaming and mindfulness, and recently, a easy-to-digest beginner’s guide to the topic. Both are great reads.